The Overdue Life of Amy Byler

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler

Overworked and underappreciated, single mom Amy Byler needs a break. So when the guilt-ridden husband who abandoned her shows up and offers to take care of their kids for the summer, she accepts his offer and escapes rural Pennsylvania for New York City.

Usually grounded and mild mannered, Amy finally lets her hair down in the city that never sleeps. She discovers a life filled with culture, sophistication, and—with a little encouragement from her friends—a few blind dates. When one man in particular makes quick work of Amy’s heart, she risks losing herself completely in the unexpected escape, and as the summer comes to an end, Amy realizes too late that she must make an impossible decision: stay in this exciting new chapter of her life, or return to the life she left behind.

But before she can choose, a crisis forces the two worlds together, and Amy must stare down a future where she could lose both sides of herself, and every dream she’s ever nurtured, in the beat of a heart.

Title:The Overdue Life of Amy Byler
Edition Language:English
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    The Overdue Life of Amy Byler Reviews

  • Meredith

    Smart, savvy writing turns a predictable plot into a humorous and heartwarming read about a single mother’s journey to self-awareness. Amy Byler is a single mom who does what it takes to provide fo...

  • Christine

    I have been reading some heavy novels recently and thought it was time for something a little less oppressive. This one fit the bill perfectly.Amy Byler is a school librarian and single mom with two k...

  • Larry H

    I'm between 3.5 and 4 stars, so I'll round up."I have suffered plenty. I am a poster child for low-grade chronic suffering. If an ad agency wanted to make suffering into a thirty-second spot, they wou...

  • Liz

    2.5 stars, rounded upWhen will I ever learn? I keep thinking I’ll enjoy a romantic comedy. I WANT to like romantic comedies. But in truth, I tend to find most of them too simplistic for my taste. Th...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    Amy Byler is a single mom with her hands full. When she’s feeling particularly overwrought, her estranged husband returns and offers to care for the kids for the summer. Amy accepts, and she’s off...

  • Berit???

    🅡🅔🅛🅐🅣🅐🅑🅛🅔. 🅗🅘🅛🅐🅡🅘🅞🅤🅢. 🅕🅐🅝🅣🅐🅑🅤🅛🅞🅤🅢. Kelly harms! BRAVO! This was such a relatable story told with so much heart an...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Dear Book: Three years ago Amy Byler’s husband of 18 years went on a business trip and never came back, leaving Amy with a 12 and 8 yea...

  • Brandice

    This book was such a fun, heartwarming story! In The Overdue Life of Amy Byler, librarian Amy finds herself face-to-face with her separated husband John, who’s requesting permission to visit their c...

  • Bridgett

    I'm in the minority on this one. The Overdue Life of Amy Byler is a cute, quick, predictable read. What you expect to happen is exactly what happens. It's a character driven novel, which is fine...I ...

  • Kristy Harvey

    Quit reading this review and go read this book! It is laugh-out-loud hilarious and I still can't figure out how Harms can so seamlessly transition from writing a snarky but charming teenager to writin...